Mount Cerro Paine First Viewpoint - Reserva Las Torres

Mount Cerro Paine First Viewpoint

Follow a steep path along the western slope of Mount Cerro Paine up to the D’Agostini Viewpoint.

Mount Cerro Paine Half Day Tour

6.5 km / 4 mi
4 hrs total

This unforgettable hike follows a stunning path along the western slope of Mount Cerro Paine (1,508 meters) and offers a view of the famous Las Torres Mountains for the majority of the climb. You’ll climb through a native forest of lenga trees, so pay attention to the birds and also the unique vegetation that grows on the forest floor. Reaching the treeline, look behind you and take in the contrast of the deep green foliage, the celeste lake, and the grey mountains. You’ll shortly arrive at the D’Agostini Viewpoint, which looks out towards a valley, glaciers, lakes, and the famous granite Las Torres towers.

What is there to enjoy?

Paine Massif

A small but striking mountain range that beholds the majority of the Park’s top sights, including the Las Torres Mountains, Mount Cerro Paine, Ascencio Valley, and the Francés Valley.

Native Lenga Forest

One of Patagonia’s iconic trees, Nothofagus pumilio thrives in areas with low temperatures and heavy snow. Lenga woodland provides a habitat for many animals such as Magellanic woodpeckers, Austral parakeets, Chilean flickers and other forest birds.

D’Agostini Viewpoint

An incredible panoramic on Mount Cerro Paine which looks out towards a valley, glaciers, lakes, and the famous granite Las Torres Mountains.

Lake Nordenskjöld

Uniting Pudete with Paine Grande, this turquoise lake serves as the starting point for ecstatic trekkers. It sits under the Los Cuernos Mountains and has an average depth of 200m / 650ft and covers an area of 28 km² / 11mi². It is named after Otto Nordenskjöld (1869-1928), a Swedish-Finnish explorer who dedicated himself to the study of Antarctica, Greenland, Chile, and Peru.


Abundant and diverse wildlife run freely in Torres del Paine National Park, most notably guanacos, Chilean skunk, grey and Andean foxes, pumas, Andean deer, flamengos, flightless Rheas, and condors. Within the Park lives 120 types of birds, 25 mammals, 4 fish, 3 amphibians, 7 reptiles and 170 species of insect.

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What does it include?

All of our tours include an expert and friendly bilingual guide who is thrilled to make your experience the best it can be! Feel free to ask questions and learn as much as you can about the special place you are visiting. Snacks are also included.

  • 1 Guided hike
  • 2 Don’t forget to bring your camera, with its batteries charged and space on the SD card, so you can capture the unforgettable moments!